Make your feeders work better
I often modify my swimfeeders to get more out of them, as it helps me to catch a lot more fish.
Plastic open-end feeders are a design that I use a lot, but I rarely fish with them as they come. I often add some extra strips of lead around the leading end, which I secure with PVC tape, making the feeder more stable on the cast, helping it to cut through side winds better, while also gaining greater casting distance.
I also find that the extra loading helps to lift the feeder off the bottom more cleanly when striking, which prevent the tackle from snagging.
Another good trick is to tape over some or all of the perforations on the body. This slows the rate at which the groundbait releases, enabling you to get all of the feeder’s contents hard on the deck in deep or flowing water, particularly important when using chopped worm.